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Fiction’s finest female alliances.

Throughout history we have seen how the world takes notice when women unite for a shared idea or cause. In early 2018 women rallied together at Women’s Marches around the world to advocate for equality and justice, while 2017 saw the rise of the #MeToo and #TimesUp campaigns on social media which drew attention to the prevalence of sexual assault and harassment in the arts. But it’s not just these real-life movements that have the power to inspire; fiction writers have been championing female alliances for years in the form of friendships, crime-fighting teams, resistance stories and familial sagas. Here are some fictional stories that celebrate the strength of the sisterhood.

  • In 1919, thanks to the war and Spanish flu, potential husbands are thin on the ground. So four young women take an unusual course of action to solve all their problems . . .

  • A killer who chooses victims personally gets too close to Sergeant Lindsay Boxer in the newest Women's Murder Club thriller

  • Deborah Rodriguez's bestselling novel about a little cafe in Kabul, and the five extraordinary women who meet there ...

  • By the bestselling author of Under the Tuscan Sun, and written with Frances Mayes’s trademark warmth, heart, and delicious descriptions of place, food, and friendship, Women in Sunlight is the story of four lives that change over the course of one exceptional year in Italy.

  • Heart-warming and charming women’s fiction – the multi-generational story of three women in the small Australian town of Kookaburra Creek.

  • The twisting new thriller from international sensation Ruth Ware, author of Sunday Times bestsellers In a Dark, Dark Wood and The Woman in Cabin 10

  • The Zanzibar Wife is a bewitching novel of clashing cultures and conflicting beliefs, of secrets and revelations, of mystery and magic, by the author of the international bestseller The Little Coffee Shop of Kabul.

  • Meg, Jo, Amy and Beth - four 'little women' enduring hardships and enjoying adventures in Civil War New England. The charming story of the March sisters, Little Women has been adored by generations.

  • Rachael Herron once again hits all the right notes in this witty rural romantic comedy, featuring the country singing sisters The Darling Songbirds.

  • A stunning bespoke gift package featuring an iconic design from the prize-winning artist, Noma Bar, eye-catching sprayed edges and ribbon. The perfect present for those who like their beauty with a bit of bite.

  • A rich and complex story full of warmth, humour and unforgettable women, from one of Australia's most-loved authors

  • What if the power to hurt were in women's hands?

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